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Introduction: Politicized Femininity and Muscular Nationalism

Sikata Banerjee

in Muscular Nationalism: Gender, Violence, and Empire in India and Ireland, 1914-2004

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789766
eISBN:
9780814789773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789766.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter presents the poems, the Gang Bang, Ulster Style, as well as A Poem for Vijaya Dashami, to illustrate the complexity and historical scope of narratives of gendered ... More


Under the British Gaze: The Weak Bengali and the Simianized Celt

Sikata Banerjee

in Muscular Nationalism: Gender, Violence, and Empire in India and Ireland, 1914-2004

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789766
eISBN:
9780814789773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789766.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents John Brookes' book, Manliness: Hints to Young Men, which explains the link between national progress and manliness, to illustrate the cultural context of British imperial ... More


“Muscular Gael” and “Warrior Monk”: Muscular Nationalism in Colonial India and Ireland

Sikata Banerjee

in Muscular Nationalism: Gender, Violence, and Empire in India and Ireland, 1914-2004

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789766
eISBN:
9780814789773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789766.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter studies the dominant response of Ireland and India to effeminization and racialization. Like the idea of Christian manliness, these responses were infused with muted religious overtones ... More


Politicized Femininity and Muscular Nationalism in the Postcolonial Context: Naxal and Armagh Women

Sikata Banerjee

in Muscular Nationalism: Gender, Violence, and Empire in India and Ireland, 1914-2004

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789766
eISBN:
9780814789773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789766.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the politics of Naxalism and modern Irish republicanism to study earlier social anxieties about political women, embodied by the “terrorist” women of Bengal and the female ... More


Who Is a Proper Woman in the Nation?: Femininity in the Roop Kanwar Immolation and the 2004 Irish Citizenship Referendum

Sikata Banerjee

in Muscular Nationalism: Gender, Violence, and Empire in India and Ireland, 1914-2004

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789766
eISBN:
9780814789773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789766.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents the accounts of Roop Kanwar, an eighteen-year-old widow, who was burnt to death on the funeral pyre of her husband, as well as the citizens of the Republic of Ireland who voted ... More


On Greedy Institutions

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Interpretive Political Science: Selected Essays, Volume II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198786115
eISBN:
9780191827792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786115.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter is one of four case studies of an interpretive approach in action, this time informed by the genres of thought found in gender studies. It seeks to identify, map, and understand the ways ... More


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